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LisaLovesToRead

LisaLovesToRead

Joined December 2019

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I have family who like in Ferguson, and this book conjured up a lot from the time following Michael Brown‘s death. This felt authentic. Jones did a good job with this emotional read!

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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Jimenez wrote a quick read romance comedy, but also tackled some serious subject matter as well. At times it was predictable, but it also echoed real life in that good and bad things can happen without a moment‘s notice.

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Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I picked this up from a resort book swap in Mexico. It was a deep read. Some of the names and places had me conjuring up my Spanish classes.

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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My son read this in his high school literature class, and recommended it to me. It was a great book!

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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I read this in the summer shortly after my father passed away suddenly from a heart attack. It was a bittersweet contrast to read about how Morrie and his friends and family were able to journey through Morrie‘s sickness and coming to grips with the reality of living without him. Emotional and well-written!

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An overall serious read about humility, acceptance, and maintaining relevance as we age.

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Rachel, delivers life lessons with a lighthearted tone, keeping the reader engaged.

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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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My first book of 2020 didn‘t disappoint! Rushdie tells compelling stories within this work.

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The author is brilliant. His writing left me hurting for him and his family. I read this early in the year, so I don‘t have quotes handy now. At the time I was reading it, I often stopped to read a section to my husband or to talk through a concept or experience described.

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In the Darkroom | Susan Faludi
Mehso-so

This book was difficult to get through. At times, it was difficult to know where history ended and the author‘s story-telling began. The author is obviously quite intelligent and accomplished, and so is her father (the subject of her book). I‘m glad I read it. It did give me some new perspectives and I expand my thinking on some trans-gender subjects.

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Mehso-so

The author used shock value more than a great story line at points, but it did keep me reading. I felt agitated once I finished this book, but I also acknowledge there were sections I felt were artistic and well-written. I read this at the start of 2019, so I may go back and re-read this to see if my thoughts change.

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Pickpick

A serious novel, but I enjoyed it

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The One | John Marrs
Mehso-so

This was a quick read. It was ok. I‘m glad I read it first so now if I decide to watch the Netflix series, I‘ll have the book as a background & comparison/ contrast point.

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
Mehso-so

A little slow at points and predictable at others, but it did get me thinking. Ok over all. Definitely not the worst book I read this year, but I don‘t feel the urge to re-read it. A good travel companion.

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The North Water | Ian McGuire
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This was on a recommended 2019 book list to expand a reader‘s typical genres. It was definitely a book I never would have chosen myself. It was slow and a bit of a tough read (both materiel & minutiae of detail) at times, but I was glad I stuck with it.

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Panpan

Twisted, horrible characters. It was a quick read, but there were no characters I enjoyed.

TrishB I didn‘t even finish this one! 3w
LisaLovesToRead I hear you. Unless a book is challenging, time-consuming, & terrible, I try to fight my way through. I hate to leave a book half-read, always hoping the author redeems him or herself. It didn‘t happen here. Ha! 3w
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Thought provoking and fosters an appreciation of all we have in the US

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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An easy, fun read

marleed I liked this one a lot too. I thought it was thought-provoking. It wasn‘t really fun for me but perhaps I got too caught up in applying the story to real life. 3w
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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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A quick, fun read. Enjoyable to re-read and catch more in the second time through.